The lights are on
Blizzard’s free-to-play digital collectible card game
Hearthstone will be moving out of open beta and into launch soon. Official
Blizzard posts on forums and Twitter have indicated that this is the last
chance players will have to pick up the Golden Gelbin before beta ends. Players
will still be able to craft a non-golden version of Gelbin after release, but
the gold version will be restricted to players who have made a purchase during
In addition, Blizzard has been showing off some of the new
card backs that will be unlockable by completing various achievements and
golden heroes. Golden heroes are animated versions of the classes that players
will be able to unlock by getting 500 ranked wins with the appropriate class.
That’s a lot of ranked wins, but many players will be able to obtain these
naturally over a long period of time – hardcore players will probably shoot for
getting one during Hearthstone’s first real ranked season.
Our TakeWhile Arena mode has consistently drawn me back to Hearthstone,
seasons with rewards should pull me back to the constructed format as well.
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